Scholarly Communications

SCOAP3 initiative extended for three more years

By Alison Verbeck on May 26, 2016

The SCOAP3 collaboration announced the extension of this Open Access initiative for three more years, from January 2017 through December 2019.  Following the success of the first years of operation of SCOAP3, representatives of the 3,000 SCOAP3 partners in 47 countries, ten scholarly publishers a...

Elsevier acquires SSRN; How to share

By Ruth Lewis on May 19, 2016

Elsevier acquires SSRN, announced May 17: Social Science Research Network SSRN is hugely popular in some law, economics, and other communities for sharing working papers, preprints and citations, so this news is getting a lot of discussion. I think Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Direct...

Discipline wheel for Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship Reaches 2 Million Downloads

By Emily Stenberg on May 5, 2016

Do you remember what you were researching on Thursday, April 28? That was the day Open Scholarship had its 2 millionth download! On that day, approximately 1300 items were downloaded more than 2100 times including theses and dissertations from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of...

Scholarly communications links from April 2016

By Ruth Lewis on April 28, 2016

Worth reading: Takeaways from SPARC MORE conference, March 2016. I attended this conference; SPARC Open has done a nice job of distilling some of the big issues. The recordings are a little disappointing since a few are cut off or missing. Some of my favorite presenters: Danny Anderson, President...

Ithaka Faculty Survey

By Alison Verbeck on April 8, 2016

Some Wash U faculty completed the Ithaka Faculty Survey for the WU Library recently and the results have been released and can be found here: http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/ithaka-sr-us-faculty-survey-2015/ . In addition, Roger Schonfeld (the survey creator) has shared some insight here: h...

Open Scholarship update – April 2016

By Emily Stenberg on April 5, 2016

Ordering a Print Version of an ETD As of February 1, 2016, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences no longer accepts paper copies of theses and dissertations for binding. A new online system is available at wustl.thesisondemand.com. More information is available in the Doctoral Dissertation Gu...

Scholarly communications links from March 2016

By Ruth Lewis on March 31, 2016

Calling attention to a few stories this month: Seven Things Every Researcher Should Know About Scholarly Publishing, post from The Scholarly Kitchen. Although Scholarly Kitchen is usually written from a publisher perspective, this seemed like a nice overview of many of the issues I try to cover o...